Danny Masterson Thinks Scientology is “Fucking Awesome”

That 70’s Show ([sic], by the way—how am I just noticing that?) star Danny Masterson has a new sit-com on TBS called Men at Work. It doesn’t look very good. But, ya know, most new sitcoms don’t. (I mean, was That 70’s Show any good?) But who cares about that stuff? Masterson is a Scientologist, so wouldn’t we rather just hear him talk about that for a bit?

In an interview with Vulture about Men at Work (sadly, his show, not the band), the inevitable happens: the interviewer mentions Scientology, specifically regarding Paul Haggis, the Oscar-winning screenwriter who publicly disassociated himself with the religious group

Do you ever read what people write about Scientology? Someone recently sent me that New Yorker story about Paul Haggis from last year.
I met Paul twice. He was never nice to me. I’d heard about the story from other people, but I was never impressed with his vibe in the first place. So whether he used to study Scientology and has now decided not to, it’s like, “Who cares?” Plenty of people are raised Catholic and then aren’t Catholic anymore, like any religion.

People are interested, I guess.
It’s weird. I guess people want us to entertain and not give our opinion, but we can’t stop ourselves because we do interviews where people ask for our opinions. I generally will answer any question about anything. I’m not like, “Don’t ask about my penis!” In terms of Paul, I don’t know him, I didn’t like meeting him the times I met him, then I heard he shit all over something I know is fucking awesome. How can you get mad at somebody for wanting to study something they enjoy?

I mean, it’s a ballsy move on the interviewer’s part (who admitted that he didn’t like the Men at Work pilot), but Masterson’s reaction was kind of priceless. You know what isn’t fucking awesome? The fact that no one has recently asked Danny Masterson about his penis. Come on, reporters: step it up.

Update: As it turns out, the title card for That ’70s Show has the correct grammar; the Vulture post, however, uses the incorrect version as seen above.

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